Tag Archives: animated films

Movies with ‘The Movie’ in the Title

It seems almost passé to include “The Movie” in a movie title. We all know that you’re making a movie. You don’t need to literally spell it out for us. But some movies over the years have seen it necessary … Continue reading

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Disney’s History of Remaking Old Animated and Live-Action Films

Disney is about to debut its second attempt at a live-action Jungle Book remake next week. So I figured now is a good time to look back at Disney’s numerous tries at remaking their old animated and live-action films into … Continue reading

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Mary Poppins, The Twilight Zone, and the Epidemic of Male Suicide

Mary Poppins and the classic Twilight Zone episode “A Stop at Willoughby” approach the problem of male suicide from two very different angles. Continue reading

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The Types of Movies That Currently Dominate Each Month of the Year

When you study movies all the time, you start to notice interesting patterns. This week I took a long hard look at movie release schedules over the past few years, and I noticed that certain types of films seem to … Continue reading

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10 Beautifully Sad Movie Music Themes for a Good Cry

I have something really special to share with you next week. It’s been a while since I did a Cinematic Chiasmus, and I’ve got a great one in store for you. In the meantime, I have prepared a list of … Continue reading

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The Beautiful Story Structure of How to Train Your Dragon

How to Train Your Dragon’s message of Vikings and dragons coming together to live in peace and harmony is complemented by the very way its story is told. Continue reading

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10 Villains Who Think They Are Heroes

Not every movie villain is interested in being evil. Some are misguided or wrongly believe that they are completely in the right. They see the supposed heroes of the story as hindrances to their righteous cause. Let’s examine 10 bad … Continue reading

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